So I’ve got this new project my son and I will be doing. It arrived when I was in the hospital, so can’t do much with it right now.
This is a build it kit. Looks like everything fits very well. I’ll have to sand the wood a little, then stain and seal it in dark walnut. I’ll also brown the barrel as I think it will look more period correct than a blued barrel.
Now, I’m sure you’re asking. Will it really shoot? How big is it, can’t really tell from the pictures… I picked up a round ball mold and cast some .69 caliber round balls. Pure lead, the dime is for size reference.
Today I got an Email letting me know my cannon fuse shipped. I’m really looking forward to finishing this project. My goal is to build a larger-scale cannon. I found a place that sells 1/2 scale cannon barrels. As well as 2/3 scale. I would like to build the 1/2 scale. The carriage will take some time and a lot of work. The final cost should come in around $2k. That’s going to have to wait and move slow.